Great American Treasure Hunt

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Holabird’s Western Americana Collections Presents
The Great American Treasure Hunt
Western Americana & Numismatic Auction

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HWAC Office
3555 Airway Drive
Reno, NV 89511
Friday - September 12 - 10am-6pm
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Sessions 1 & 2
LIVE AUCTION
Saturday, September 13, 2014 & Sunday, September 14, 2014
Starting Time: 9am PST, both days

Session 3
ABSENTEE AUCTION
Internet or phone bidding only.
Sept 15, 2014
Starting time: 9am monday

LOT PICKUP
Tuesday through Friday after the sale,
normal office hours or by appointment

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Reno, NV 89511
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Early 1900's photograph, possibly Ketchikan2301 - Early 1900's photograph, possibly Ketchikan
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6" x 10". Seems to be 1930's or 1940's.City: KetchikanCounty: State: AKDate:
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 60.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Two Patriotic Arizona Calendars2302 - Two Patriotic Arizona Calendars
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Lot of 2. 1)Springerville, AZ. Becker Mercantile Co. calendar for January 1927. It measures 20.5" x 15.5" and has little wear. It features...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Arizona Rangers Badge, Replica2303 - Arizona Rangers Badge, Replica
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A five-pointed, ball tipped star with engraved front. Reads: Captain, Arizona Rangers. Measures about 3.” Horizontal pinback, and stamped Sterling on
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Estimates : 30.00 - 75.00
Sold to S*****8 for (15.00 + 2.93) x 1 = 17.93
 
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2 USGS Quadrangle Sheets, Framed, c18902304 - 2 USGS Quadrangle Sheets, Framed, c1890
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J. W. Powell, Director of Survey. G. F. Becker, Geologist in charge. Framed 39" x 25".City: PlacervilleCounty: El Dorado
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Truck Hauling Cotton Photograph2305 - Truck Hauling Cotton Photograph
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An early truck hauls cotton through the streets of El Centro. Photograph measures 9 5/8”x7 3/4”, no matte, medium contrast, and the focus is sharp. Bi
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Estimates : 30.00 - 70.00
Sold to k****3 for (21.00 + 4.10) x 1 = 25.10
 
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Rand District News, Randsburg, California, 19222306 - Rand District News, Randsburg, California, 1922
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Volume 1, Number 2. Front page all on Rand mining.City: RandsburgCounty: KernState: CADate:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Evening Journal, Santa Monica, California2307 - Evening Journal, Santa Monica, California
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1911. Drawing of L. A. Thompson's Dragon Gorge Scenic RailwayCity: Santa MonicaCounty: Los AngelesState: CA
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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Costa Brothers Creamery2308 - Costa Brothers Creamery
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RARE Bay Area milk bottle.City: Mill ValleyCounty: MarinState: CADate:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Daily Free Press, Bodie, California2309 - Daily Free Press, Bodie, California
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Volume V, Number 135, February 11, 1882. Lots of Saloon advertising. Article on how the French are using raisins to make wine with the failure of thei
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to 8******1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Personal letter from Nellie Bradshaw, teacher, to Alice Hallihan, student2310 - Personal letter from Nellie Bradshaw, teacher, to Alice Hallihan, student
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Dateline Bodie, Mono Co., Cal. April 10th, 1907. Nellie Bradshaw, a Bodie teacher, is writing to inform (To Whom it May Concern) that Alice Hallihan c
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to 6*****b for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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A. McIntosh, Wholesale Dealer, Billhead Boca, CA2311 - A. McIntosh, Wholesale Dealer, Billhead Boca, CA
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Extremely rare. Datelined: Boca Aug. 27th, 1879. A McIntosh, Successor to Boca Mill Company, Boca Station, C.P.R.R. Wholesale Dealer. $408.90 of goods
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to a*******s for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Vote E. B. Dudley for Supervisor of the Third Dist.2312 - Vote E. B. Dudley for Supervisor of the Third Dist.
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Political card. 2" x 4". August 31, 1926City: County: NevadaState: CADate:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
 
 
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Daily Times Newspaper, San Bernardino, California2313 - Daily Times Newspaper, San Bernardino, California
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Two pages from the Wednesday edition of The Daily Times. Vol. 1, #49, dated Oct. 27, 1875. Edges are flaking, and paper is yellowing. Left and right s
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Collection of 8 political pins2314 - Collection of 8 political pins
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Admiral Dewey, Henry J Crocker for San Francisco mayor 1903 celluloid button, two McKinley/Roosevelt 1900 pins Whitehead & Hoag Company of New J...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to R*****6 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Excelsior Studio Photograph Advertising Business Card: Unusual2315 - Excelsior Studio Photograph Advertising Business Card: Unusual
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"The only place in S. F. where you can get FIRST-CLASS CABINETS." H. B. Huston, Artist. 500 Valencia St. There is an ad in the San Francis...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Ralston and Stewart's Palace Hotel on a Check.2316 - Ralston and Stewart's Palace Hotel on a Check.
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Two checks to the Palace Hotel before it was destroyed in the great San Francisco earthquake. Semi-nude female vignette.City: San Franci
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Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
Sold to h*********d for (20.00 + 3.90) x 1 = 23.90
 
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RARE San Francisco, Jersey Farm Tin Cap, Double Embossed Milk Bottle Circa 19022317 - RARE San Francisco, Jersey Farm Tin Cap, Double Embossed Milk Bottle Circa 1902
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"Jersey Farm / 837 Howard Street / S. F. Cal" milk bottle. Unusual as it is embossed on the back side "This bottle must be returned t...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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1913 San Francisco Architectural Club Yearbook2318 - 1913 San Francisco Architectural Club Yearbook
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This lot is perfect for any architectural nut! This publication provides a list of architects and builders from stairs to faucets to garbage chutes. T
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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San Bernardino High School Print: 20" x 13"2319 - San Bernardino High School Print: 20" x 13"
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By B. Hughes. C 1891. Shows the new high school with a horse drawn trolley, fashionable women, children, etc. T. H. Goff, Architect.City:
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Wheels of the West by Leonard McKay2320 - Wheels of the West by Leonard McKay
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Large 12" x 18". Large pictures with descriptions include stage coach, explosion of the ship Jenny Lind, bicycle, wagon train, and railroa...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Santa Monica police officer's badge2321 - Santa Monica police officer's badge
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Cleanly cut in two. No markings on back.City: Santa MonicaCounty: State: CADate:
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to S*****8 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Tahoe Tavern, Lake Tahoe Panorama by A. C. Pillsbury Repro. (lot of 5)2322 - Tahoe Tavern, Lake Tahoe Panorama by A. C. Pillsbury Repro. (lot of 5)
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Reproduction. 32" x 9". Includes the Tahoe Steamer and 18 other boats. Pillsbury's early scenic pictures include the Stanford Quad, Yo...
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
 
 
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Clear Creek Plat Map folder with Quadrangle map2323 - Clear Creek Plat Map folder with Quadrangle map
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It is 1905 and Central City is a happening place. This unusual presentation of the quadrangle map shows mines, roads, buildings, geographical features
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to l******8 for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Geyser Mining and Milling Co. Check, Silver Cliff, CO2324 - Geyser Mining and Milling Co. Check, Silver Cliff, CO
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Check No. 9321 from The Geyser Mining and Milling Co. Dateline Silver Cliff, CO, Oct. 31, 1898. Punch cancelled. Pay William Scott $75.28. Drawn on th
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Central City, CO Certificate of Deposit and Map2325 - Central City, CO Certificate of Deposit and Map
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Lot of 2. 1) Certificate of Deposit from the Rocky Mountain National Bank. Datelined Central City, Nov. 1, 1870. Daniel Aspel has deposited $300. Sign
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Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold to r******8 for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Rare Yuma, Colorado Check 1894 w/ Sheedy Signature2326 - Rare Yuma, Colorado Check 1894 w/ Sheedy Signature
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Scarce check from a rare town: Yuma, Colorado. Datelined Yuma, Colorado, May 26, 1894. $58.75 was borrowed from W.A. Sheedy on 12 percent interest by
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to r******8 for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Colorado National Bank, Territorial Certificates of Deposit2327 - Colorado National Bank, Territorial Certificates of Deposit
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Lot of 2. Territorial. Colorado National Bank certificate of deposit No. 3333. Dateline Denver, August 26, 1867. Geo. Stephenson has deposited $860. S
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Estimates : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to j*****e for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Denver Guide and Map, c. 18912328 - Denver Guide and Map, c. 1891
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Folder that has facts and figures about Denver. Population for 1858, 1870, 1880, 1885, 1888, 1889, 1890. Real estate and city expenditures for 1890....
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to h*******e for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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Parry Park Gold Corp. Stamp2329 - Parry Park Gold Corp. Stamp
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Parry Park Gold Mining Corporate stampCity: County: State: CODate: 1896
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to R**********s for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Rocky Mountain National Bank Check and Certificate of Deposit2330 - Rocky Mountain National Bank Check and Certificate of Deposit
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Lot of 2. 1)Check No. 25745. Dated April 27th, 1874. Pay to Messrs. Barston + Whilelan the amount of $27.55. Signed F.H. Paiter, Cashier. Brown border
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 160.00
 
 
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Clason's Guide to Idaho with Map2331 - Clason's Guide to Idaho with Map
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This is a small booklet that includes a 24.5" 17.5" map of Idaho with an index of towns, railroads and information regarding the states po...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to a****a for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Badger Fire Extinguisher Company2332 - Badger Fire Extinguisher Company
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Acid Line / Manufacture by / Badger Fire Extinguisher Co. / Boston, Mass, USA. Clear. 6".City: BostonCounty: Sta
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 100.00
 
 
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"Big Shoe Shoe", Shoe Co. broadside2333 - "Big Shoe Shoe", Shoe Co. broadside
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10 1/2" x 7". Butte is the hardest city on EARTH on Sole Leather! A few small tears and some discoloration. See photo.City: Butte
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****a for (55.00 + 10.73) x 1 = 65.73
 
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Rawhide lot of Three.2334 - Rawhide lot of Three.
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1) 8x10 photograph of early Rawhide ghost town status. 2) Early Rawhide ghost town post card clearly showing the Wonder Lumber Company. 3) Unused Rawh
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Gem Uncirculated Hoover Dam Token2335 - Gem Uncirculated Hoover Dam Token
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Obverse has full picture of Hoover Dam with Hoover Dam / Las Vegas, Nevada. Reverse says To Commemorate / Starting of the $165,000,000.00 Boulder Cany
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Las Vegas, Nevada Area Check Collection2336 - Las Vegas, Nevada Area Check Collection
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Over 100 pieces. 1) 1931 Bank of Southern Nevada. Signed Mrs. Horen of Eire, Nevada. Erie was a siding 25 miles southwest of Las Vegas and 22 miles no
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to s*****l for (30.00 + 5.85) x 1 = 35.85
 
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Al Mills, Blacksmith and Auto Repair 1928 Calendar2337 - Al Mills, Blacksmith and Auto Repair 1928 Calendar
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Goldfield, Nevada. Although in very rough condition, this is a wonderful historic piece. Painting of cowboys roping a mountain lion.City:
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Start Price : 20.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
 
 
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North Douglas Copper Stock Ledger2338 - North Douglas Copper Stock Ledger
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13 1/2" x 8 1/4". Inscribed "Stock Ledger of North Douglas Copper Co. Opened February 27, 1909 by H. L. Griswold." Only one page...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*********d for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Rare Tonopah, Nevada souvenir silver spoon2339 - Rare Tonopah, Nevada souvenir silver spoon
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Sterling silver. Arrowhead top of spoon.City: TonopahCounty: NyeState: NVDate:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********e for (55.00 + 10.73) x 1 = 65.73
 
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Carson City, Nevada Check Collection2340 - Carson City, Nevada Check Collection
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1) Six Wells, Fargo & Co. 1874 revenue imprinted checks. 2) Four Carson City Savings Bank. Three 1879 revenue imprinted checks and one 1883 chec...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to m********e for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Nevada State Prison Warden's Report 18652341 - Nevada State Prison Warden's Report 1865
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12 pages. Report of J.S. Crosman, Warden of the Nevada State Prison, for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1865. Printed by John Church, State Print
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Estimates : 70.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****a for (35.00 + 6.83) x 1 = 41.83
 
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Two Carson City purple Druggist Bottles2342 - Two Carson City purple Druggist Bottles
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1) Rare variant of a George Thaxter bottle. Measures 4 1/4".2) O. P. Willis Apothecary. Has nice 'Apothecary' design on top of bottle. ...
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Estimates : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to c******k for (40.00 + 7.80) x 1 = 47.80
 
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"As I Remember Them": Virginia City, Nevada poem2343 - "As I Remember Them": Virginia City, Nevada poem
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Jimmy the Duck, Sir Mike, Bed-Bug Smith, etc. Their story is told in this carbon copy of the poem. Recounts people, places and events in Virginia City
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Estimates : 30.00 - 60.00
Sold to a****a for (15.00 + 2.93) x 1 = 17.93
 
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2 Issues of the Monthly Nevadan Including the Death of John Mackay2344 - 2 Issues of the Monthly Nevadan Including the Death of John Mackay
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1) July 1902. Biography and photo. Notes on baseball. Cy Young will depend on his slow ball this year! 2) Volume 1, Number 7. Charles Dickens. 3) Volu
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to m********e for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Comstock Document Group2345 - Comstock Document Group
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Lot of 4. 1) Virginia and Truckee Railroad Scales voucher. Sept. 26, 1884. Ore weighed for Hale & Norcross MC at Eureka Mill. 84 tons, 1200 poun...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
 
 
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Daily Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada2346 - Daily Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada
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Lot of 4. One is dated 1865. VERY EARLY! Includes news of the Civil War and the siege of Richmond. To 1914.City: Virginia City
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to a****a for (55.00 + 10.73) x 1 = 65.73
 
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First Liberal Religious Society of NV Handbill2347 - First Liberal Religious Society of NV Handbill
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1873. Neat small handbill advertising membership for The First Liberal Religious Society of Nevada. Organized in Virginia City, August 10, 1873. Lists
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to B*********g for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Manogue Council of Y. M. I. letter2348 - Manogue Council of Y. M. I. letter
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Lot of 6. 190-. Unused. The letter is desperately seeking members to pay their dues or "…we will be a Council of the past." The Bancroft L...
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to f*****o for (20.00 + 3.90) x 1 = 23.90
 
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Mystery of the Savage Sump by Sam Davis2349 - Mystery of the Savage Sump by Sam Davis
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11 page booklet. A story of murder, intrigue and a plug to let all of the water out of the lower levels of the Savage Mine!City: Virgini
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Estimates : 40.00 - 60.00
Sold to e*****r for (20.00 + 3.90) x 1 = 23.90
 
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Savage and Consolidated Virginia mining companies2350 - Savage and Consolidated Virginia mining companies
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Lot of 2. Early Comstock, Nevada receipt from the Superintendent of the Savage Mine Charles Bonner. 1867. Duplicate. Consolidated Virginia Mining Comp
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Estimates : 30.00 - 50.00
Sold to M*********n for (16.00 + 3.12) x 1 = 19.12
 
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